A syndicated report by AP News is making its way across major news outlets.
The plan calls for the removal of 20,000 wild horses and burros per year from western rangelands until the population target of 27,000—known as ‘AML’—is achieved.
The current population is 88,000 animals, with herd sizes doubling every five years.
The plan also requires more contraceptives and sterilizations, more adoptions and more off-range warehousing.
All of this to prop up an industry that’s outlived its usefulness.
The 33-page strategy is not necessary, just two sentences:
- End public-lands ranching
- Restore the WHB Act to its original form